Lao People's Democratic Republic : Joint Staff Advisory Note of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

December 8, 2004

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The Joint Staff Advisory Note (JSAN) of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report for the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) reviews the strengths and weaknesses of poverty reduction objectives and strategies. The Lao PDR National Growth and Poverty Eradication Strategy (NGPES) is the first full poverty reduction strategy prepared by the government. The NGPES describes the participatory process underpinning the development of the strategy. Capacity constraints, weak governance, and a difficulty translating strategic objectives into concrete actions are the main obstacles to the reform process.

Series:

Country Report No. 04/394

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 8, 2004

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451822489/1934-7685

Stock No:

1LAOEA0022004

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

14

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